Violent Media Leads To Aggression

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Violent video games, violent films, all of these are thought to be a unnatural cause to aggression in young adults and children. The real question on this topic, is the studies done on the subject correct. The topic has been around since violent television and other violent viewings was introduced to this country. Are there any real supported studies that can prove that violent media leads to aggression in life? Violence is not a new issue, it has always been around in humanity. But claims state that violent media could be the cause to nearly half of the violence. Within the last 30 to 40 years, studies have been coming about to research relations around violent media and the violent behaviors between young adolescences and adults. Throughout those years longitudinal, cross sectional, and experimental studies have come to confirm that televised violence is one of the leading causes to behavioral violence in young adults. In the 1950s, televisions were only present in half of the homes in America. In today’s world, 99% of homes have a television in them. Before a child reaches the age of 18 in today’s life, they are estimated to have viewed up to 200,000 violent activities on television. Television can view up to 800 violent acts per hour, which can make it nearly …show more content…
However, there is insufficient evidence to wither this claim could be linked to criminal violence, or any sort of delinquent activities. For several years, scientists have been conducting research about violent video games, but have limited research projects about addressing the issue whether violent games actually lead to aggression. A researcher named Appelbaum said himself “What researchers need to do now is conduct studies about the actual effects of violent video games. Like delinquency and depression being linked to video games.”

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